A very common question for me is, "How long does a typical coaching engagement last?" and the 3 situations that drive my different responses are:
1. Executive coaching tends to last for 3+ years because it's more about long term development and preparation for a new or bigger role.
2. Solopreneur coaching typically lasts less than a year because I am ususally helping get a start-up "off the ground".
3. Most commonly I coach small to mid-size businesses and these engagements typically last 2-5 years as we help them define a path forward for greater success.
These are 3 very different types of coaching assignments. Each is unique and I equally enjoy all three. They are equally challenging and equally rewarding. This topic is a great reminder to ask more questions when getting a referral and/or speaking with a prospect because it can eliminate one from responding with, "It depends."